• #climate change
    Carbon offsets and carbon tax all are geared towards reducing carbon dioxide emissions caused by the burning of fossil fuels.
    However, carbon dioxide is not the only greenhouse gas (GHG) emission causing climate change around the globe. There are 6 GHG’s including carbon dioxide which are causing climate change around the world,…[Read more]

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    • Starting with a carbon tax would at least be a start. It should be better explained what is going to happen to the carbon taxes that have been collected. It should be a simple plan that all can understand.
      Let’s suppose the average amount collected is $100 per person in Canada for a certain time period. Send everybody a cheque for $100. …[Read more]

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  • http://www.pressprogress.ca/en/post/video-imagine-if-speaker-told-prime-minister-stop-talking-they-do-britain

    Wow! I have a suspicion that many Canadian pols might find this speaker a little too pushy. But the fact remains the mother of Parliaments is a vibrant place of true debate. How sad to see our House become what is has – a complete sham.…[Read more]

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    • I would like to see our speaker take more control over parliament … I think it would be great.

      I have wondered a few times, and again after that fiasco last week, what would happen if every member of all opposition parties were to simply continue asking the same question until an topical answer is forthcoming from government – not necessarily…[Read more]

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  • #electionnovember 2014 The Conservatives will use the vote on Canada’s involvement in Northern iraq for a confidence vote they desparately need for an excuse to call a November Election. They are setting up a tight vote to have an excuse to call an election. Their MPs will stay home. The Conservatives want an election before the Spring Duffy…[Read more]

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    • I wouldn’t be so certain that there’s anywhere near enough of an appetite for a war election in this country. On top of which Harper is an extremely unpopular and polarizing figure in the country. At the very least there would have to be a real bump in his popularity as a result of him playing the tough guy card. If that happens…who knows? As…[Read more]

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    • Mmmm, I don’t think so

      First of all, current polls have the conservatives trailing the Liberals by about 6 points (37% to 31%). Not an insurmountable lead, by any means, but generally a governing party does not call a snap election when trailing in the polls … at least not by that much. And Harper’s personal numbers are way down as…[Read more]

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  • An election call over Mission in Iraq – confidence vote would play to the Conservative advantage. They will claim the older mature Harper is what Canda needs to handle these things…I hope our party has a plan. Do we have most of the ridings nomination completed.

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    • Well it would certainly give him the excuse he needs to avoid meeting his nemesis – Duffy – in court. I can’t see it though. It is hardly likely the LPC will give him Iraq or IS as a wedge issue in order to call an election. If he did it anyway he get laughed out of Ottawa by the media.

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  • #racism I like workplaces that promote inclusion and diversity and give a training for all the employees on these matters are favourable places to work.

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  • Chris SelleyVerified account ‏@cselley

    Sun Media reportedly poised to apologize to Trudeau http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/the-gargoyle-sun-media-reportedly-poised-to-apologize-to-trudeau/ … Oof. If I was Trudeau I’d up the ante now: Make Ezra read it.

    Oh yeah!

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  • While i’m on the war in Iraq, can anyone explain our policy to me? I heard that Mr Garneau has said we will not now support air strikes – is this true? I hope we have a rationale for this, because much of the media are going to come down on us almost certainly. The principle objection will be that why are we refusing to act in the face of clear…[Read more]

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  • bill-moses posted an update 5 days, 3 hours ago

    I have not been able to log in to community for the past week or so despite changing passwords etc. Today I tried to create a new account and was told that the email was in use and to log in with it, which I did successfully although it listed me as bill.moses rather than Bill Moses.

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    • I’ve had trouble too Bill. The site just refuses to remember me, when I try to log on, it tells me my username/password is incorrect … here’s the rally funny thing … when I ask to recover my password, type in my email address and poof! suddenly I’m logged on.

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      • Strange indeed Martin. Like Bill, I’ve been unable to log in for a week now using both Firefox and MS Explorer. So I tried what you did, password recover, and submitting my email address, I found myself logged in. Looking at the auto-generated email I received afterwards, it appears the account ID was re-set, and it does state “If you want to…[Read more]

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        • Same thing here. Unable to get in until i did what you guys did. Trouble is i don’t actually know what you guys did, but i’m in…weird! Still can’t seem to pull up the comment box though. Has Ezra hacked us or what:)

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          • I can’t seem to make an original post either just add comments on other posts (although you seem to have figured it Ken – please share the secret)

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            • No big secret, just keep login in and out till u get a box. Sometimes works; sometimes doesn’t. I find letting computer see wrench in my hand helps:)

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  • Len Rosen posted an update 4 days, 2 hours ago

    #environment In Toronto-St. Paul’s we hold monthly policy meetups to discuss many issues. This month the focus was on energy and the environment. i share with you what was discussed:

    It was a spirited discussion last evening and all of you expressed concern about the current government’s handling of both the climate change and energy…[Read more]

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    • Absolutely FANTASTIC Len! Thank you so much for that. I had hoped to attend that meeting as I am a resident of Toronto-St. Paul’s, and these files specifically interest me, but unfortunately, last minute plan changes got in the way.

      Your suggested 7 point approach is (I think) spot on. And your analysis of the existing pipeline debates seems…[Read more]

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    • These all seem fine ideas Len, but if i can throw in my ten cents worth [which i did try to do in an earlier reply to you - but it was a long winded and probably over complicated bit of blue skying, so i don't blame you for not biting]
      Do you feel, given we already produce some 60% + of our utility power via renewable hydro; and facing the at…[Read more]

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  • http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/the-hard-truth-about-hard-power

    Yeah in at last; although have no idea why. Did anyone miss me?
    Great essay this. If youve ever doubted why you might be philosophically a liberal, this will help.

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  • Kevin Takeda posted an update 2 weeks ago

    #FIPA

    It is difficult to reconcile where the party stands on FIPA right now. The last things that I can find that I consider even distantly trustworthy are on Facebook from a year or so ago. Apparently some private citizen wrote Justin’s office and got a response as linked at:…[Read more]

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    • I agree that a very clear position is important. I would prefer a statement of opposition to the terms of the deals (FIPA and CETA) that allow corporations to sue the different levels of government. Germany is balking at those terms and so should Canada. This is a big concern for many Canadians, including Liberals.

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  • bill-moses posted an update 5 days, 4 hours ago

    Regarding why are there more police despite the fact that crime is going down, doesn’t it make sense that the reduction in crime is due to there being more police??

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  • #racism #harrassment #human rights #multicultural
    Have you ever been a victim of racism or harassment in your workplace, or witnessed an incident of racism or harassment in your workplace?
    What do you think a person and/or witness should do in such circumstances, and why?
    What if the perpetrator is a supervisor or senior staff member?

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  • Donika Wimalaratne posted an update 1 week ago

    #Winning If you are looking for faults of people, you will find shortcomings. Instead find the greatness in people.

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  • Ahmed Chams posted an update 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    http://m.democracynow.org/stories/14642

    Good interview by former Israeli soldier.

    While the Gaza massacre was taking place, our party remained silent and continually showed support for Israel.

    The scars of the massacre are still with the Gazan people as a humanitarian crisis is ongoing.

    Now that more evidence is surfacing about the crimes…[Read more]

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    • I’m not expert, but it seems to me that at the very least a balanced position ought to include condemning rocket attacks into Israel, and a simply recognition of Israel’s right to exist…anything less would be a joke and not justice either. An honest broker ought to not be afraid to speak truth to all sides.

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      • Agreed, but the position of the party has failed to speak truth to all sides.

        Keep in mind that Palestine ceases to exist on the map and Israel’s Likud party does not recognize a sovereign Paledtinian state. So if there is going to be any balance, a statement supporting palestines right to exist and condemning the illegal occupation and…[Read more]

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        • Is it a fact Likud does not support a two state solution? I wasn’t aware of this.
          Seems to me Likud is a big part of the problem; but they don’t exist in a vacuum. I simply don’t understand the tactics of Hamas [that many Palestinians seem to at least tacitly support] that Israel can be terrorized into concessions. There are some cold hard…[Read more]

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          • http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/07/18/opinion/gaza-and-israel-the-road-to-war-paved-by-the-west.html?_r=0&referrer=

            Please read this.

            I am not calling for a one sided criticism, but for constructive balanced criticism of both sides where it is due.

            Decades of occupation and oppression is the cause of this conflict. International law has been…[Read more]

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          • Yes, it is a fact that the Likud party charter doesn’t recognize a sovereign Palestinian state and the charter supports the growth of settlements which violates international law.

            http://worldobserveronline.com/2014/08/05/hateful-likud-charter-calls-destruction-palestinian-state/

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            • All the more reason to encourage moderate Israelis to chuck Likud out then. Easy for me to say from my comfortable perch in Canada, but you can’t do that by enabling them.

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              • The stance our party has taken is enabling Likud.

                Israeli left-wing parties have been no better for the peace process.

                http://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/sep/15/comment

                As Avraham Burg puts it, Israel’s former speaker of the Kenesset, this is not about right vs left, it is about right vs wrong, acceptable vs unacceptable, law-abiding vs …[Read more]

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                • I have tried to stay out of this thread Ahmed as obviously you and I disagree far too much to carry on a rational dialogue on the topic of the LPC position on Israel.

                  But I must ask you to clarify this last statement of yours. The ONLY LPC “stance” I have seen of late is to condemn Hamas for terrorist attacks on Israel and to continue to call…[Read more]

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                  • Have you watched the videos I posted?
                    Especially part 2?
                    Have you listened to what this former israeli soldier is saying? After listening, I wonder how any rational person does not see how Israel is using terrorism against the Palestinians?

                    You didn’t hear the part about Israel bombing Gaza for weeks before Hamas fired a single rocket in…[Read more]

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                    • I agree Ahmed, Israel is behaving atrociously with regard to Palestinians. You’ll get no argument from me.

                      But that wasn’t what I asked.

                      The LPC condemns Hamas … as it should. The LPC official policy on ME is for a two state solution to be negotiated and for Israel to stop the illegal settlments.

                      I do not see how that “enables” the Likud…[Read more]

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                      • Based on what Liberal MPs and Mr. Trudeau have said the past few months, one would not suspect that our official party stance is what it is.

                        To me actions speak louder than words. MPs going on a solidarity trip to Israel and the unequivocal support by Mr. Garneau doesn’t match our official party policy.
                        If you have access our official policy, I…[Read more]

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                        • Ahmed, you and I have been here before and I really don’t disagree with most of what you are saying … I simply disagree that the Liberal Party should make any further statements at this particular time. For one thing, to do so would be to respond to this particular (just passed) crisis – and the only possible response to that is to condemn Hamas.…[Read more]

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                          • I also agree with most of what you are saying. Let me be clear, I’m not calling for the party to make any statement at this time.

                            My objective is to share some further information about the conflict from an Israeli who was on the front lines collecting information.

                            During the conflict emotions are high and things get overlooked.

                            In the future…[Read more]

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    • I would not call it a massacre. If the Israelis had intended to massacre the people of Gaza, there would be thousands or tens of thousands dead. The question is whether the Israelis did everything possible to avoid non-combatant casualties. Hamas and PIJ, with their salvos of unaimed rockets, do not appear to have done much, if anything.

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  • #Winning Canadian Society and Social Class. An old social class may disappear and new Technocratic Class will begin by creating new opportunities for Canadians.

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  • Kannan Nair posted an update 1 week, 3 days ago

    #Foreign
    Since foreign relation is closely related with economy,atleast much satisfation regarding the refusal of
    scottish referendum for independence by 10% difference.

    It does not matter name of any country,trouble makers in the developing countries continue troubling all the time and it never ends.It always reflects the system of developed…[Read more]

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  • http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/09/14/michael-den-tandt-justin-trudeaus-weak-spot-only-made-worse-by-his-lack-of-a-platform/

    This guy has OTW been the best of the MSM small c conservative journos covering JT – more often right than wrong imo, for what it’s worth.
    I think he’s got a point here – although i have no idea whether there’s…[Read more]

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    • There are 399 days until the election (assuming that Harper does not once again break his own rules and drop the writ before the fixed election date). At the very least, the conservatives are not likely to call an election until after they get to introduce their “deficit-free” budget in the spring and to offer their shiny beads that go with that.…[Read more]

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      • I don’t disagree with that, or even with the jist of TH’s piece…but is it enough as we get nearer E day? Certainly i agree with all the comments here that don’t fix what aint broke. Indeed JT ought to keep on marching to his own drum – why not, it’s working?
        But i think the point MDT is making is that at some point, particularly for PCers…[Read more]

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        • It certainly won’t be “enough” once we get closer to the election – I agree. And, yes, it is all about timing.

          Both the cons and dippers (I think) would love nothing more than for JT to jump in with a big target on his back … but we need to be especially careful. This next election is going to be a tough one. Mulcair isn’t going to go after…[Read more]

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      • I would think if he went off his fixed election date it would be later, not sooner.

        If my hunch is right, we would be releasing policies that could be stale and out of touch in two years. Giving the current government a big advantage.

        Personally I can wait for the campaign to begin. It did not start yesterday.

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    • Ken, Really when you think back to the conservatives platforms, did they ever put any “windows and doors”on anything. Job, jobs…growth, growth, lower taxes, accountability and transparency . No real details to how they where going to achieve that. Even when, they pass those short sighted bills, “details to follow,” which never really come in…[Read more]

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    • I can see the point that Mr. Den Tandt is trying to make, but I don’t think that revealing our platform is the way. The fact is that Mr. Mulclair is trying a gambit. He’s trying to expose platform in order to paint himself as ‘different’ and somehow better than us. Of course, the facts that his central planks smack of 2011 rehash and come…[Read more]

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    • I think we have most of the windows & doors in. What we need now is the furniture.

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  • http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/3786494524001

    Don’t like to post Ezra here, but this guy has mental health issues, no?

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    • The scary thing is that there are people out there that actually support what he is saying. It is a complete joke and displays the desperation of the Conservatives and how low they are willing to go.
      We need to take a lesson from this and never allow ourselves to engage in such a discourse. We cannot allow others to make us compromise our values…[Read more]

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    • I think we need to rise above the likes of Ezra and present an agenda about how a Liberal government would work with the oil and gas industry to mitigate the CO2 impact of the industry while also focusing on the development of a clean energy industry in Canada. The likes of Suncor already have investment in green energy – a Liberal policy that…[Read more]

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    • I agree Ken, Ezra has shown signs of instability for a while now … must have been off his meds that day.

      The thing is … all I hear is a jealous man, jealous of Pierre, jealous of Justin.

      Now the question is … is he jealous because he wishes beautiful brides would ask him to kiss them on their wedding day? Or … is he jealous because he…[Read more]

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    • The topic of his next show.
      ”Kissing bandit exposed to Liberal insiders”
      … thanks for the post Ken, should be entertaining.

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